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Concours South Africa

Concours South Africa

The second Concours South Africa will be held at Sun City alongside the Gary Player Country Club from August 3-6, and as last year FMM’s curator Wayne Harley will be one of the judges. This year the organisers are planning for 150 entries across a more tightly-defined array of categories and discussions have already been held…

Kalk Bay Veteran Run

Kalk Bay Run

Better known for its car collection, FMM also has an eclectic mix of motorcycles that are routinely brought out and put on view to complement the four-wheeler displays. Being an all-round motor nut, curator Wayne Harley regularly exercises some of the machines and early in February took the opportunity to take part in the Crankhandle…

1994 McLaren F1

1994 McLaren F1

As part of FMM’s maintenance and service programme for its collection, some vehicles require specialist attention and the 1994 McLaren F1 road car’s turn came up in February. The car needed a new clutch and overall thorough inspection and with the factory not proving to be helpful, the museum’s UK consultant Chris Routledge suggested the…

Collection in action – Le Zèbre

Collection in action – Le Zèbre

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we reach the end of the line with a little and rare French charmer that sadly lost its stripes…Le Zèbre Among the automotive world’s pioneering countries, France was in the forefront of burgeoning manufacturers, one of which was Le…

Stewart and the Maserati 6CM

Maserati 6CM

One of the founding editors of Classic Car Africa back in December 1994, Ken Stewart recently visited FMM and was treated to museum’s 1937 Maserati 6CM being exercised on the L’Ormarins Estate’s Plaaspad. Ken is an acknowledged authority on the early history of the Italian make and was familiar with the car’s history and racing…

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